I am a Dharug, Dharawal Muringal-Baragal woman with Irish descent, born in Sydney.
As an artist and archivist, my site-specific research leads to a diverse oeuvre of gestural painting, drawing, collage, frottage, documentary photography, video art and installations as artefacts. I am highly engaged in experiencing my heritages as a colonial trove, coexisting with an archive of ethereal and materiality presentations. I am also involved in repatriations of Aboriginal material culture, Dharug language as philosophical knowledges and in testing ways to exhibit my creative research in context.
Upcoming exhibitions and Projects 2019 - 2020
Selected Artist, Tarnanthi Festival Adelaide, Oct 2019
Commissioned Artist for Terra Infirma - Blacktown Arts, March 2020
Selected artist, Sydney Biennale 2020, presenting Blacktown Native Institute 'Ngurra as artist'
Carss Cottage Artist Residency, September to December 2020, Georges River Sydney
2019 Curator Q Theatre Penrith, project and installation "Muru yuu Yura, Pathways and Peoples Connectivity"
2019 Solo exhibition "Budbury Baragal Ngurra Darami – Budbury’s Paddock from long ago" Camden Museum, in conjunction with the National Heritage Festival 2019 - Connecting People, Places and the Past
2019 Group exhibition "Prospect" POP Gallery Brisbane
2019 Confirmed as a candidate, Doctor of Philosophy Fine Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
2018 Artist consultant, Balarinji and NSW Maritime Authority
2018 Selected as a finalist in the Blacktown Art Prize, awarded the Aboriginal Art Prize, acquisition Penrith City Council
2018 Selected as a finalist in the Fishers Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre
2018 "Burramattagal imprints” Dharug Cultural Camp, sponsored by the Penrith City Council, Sydney
2018 Assistant Film Producer "ngawiya maan" for Stella Stories and the Australian Museum Sydney
2017 Graduate exhibition Bachelor of Fine Art (1st class Honours), Queensland College of Art Griffith University
2017 Nandeebie Dreamz Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane (alongside Bianca Beetson, Leah King Smith and Tamara White)
2016 Collaborative cultural gathering to develop material culture for the Barangaroo Film Project installed as an interactive feature for the City of Sydney waterfront precinct
2016 Bruce Heiser Gallery Painting Prize, Queensland College of Art Griffith University
2016 Graduate exhibition Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
2016 Group exhibition “Kulcha” Jugglers Gallery Brisbane
2016 Group Exhibition curated by Professor Pat Hoffie “Waterholes”, The Ship Inn Brisbane
2015 Group exhibition “Blak History Month,” St Andrews Hospital Brisbane
2014 Group exhibition “Away from Country” the Project Gallery, Griffith University Art Museum
2012 Group exhibition “Hands on Weavers” Wagga Wagga Art Gallery New South Wales
2010 Group exhibition Ocean Shores Art Expo New South Wales
2009 Selected for the Tweed Regional Gallery Award, NSW
2007 Selected, Collective Printmakers Awards, Tweed River Regional Gallery NSW
1996 Group exhibition Nuevo New Farm Brisbane
1995 Group exhibition Merthyr Street Gallery Brisbane
1994 Awarded first prize in the Nudge Art Awards (Painting) Brisbane
1993 Solo exhibition “Nude” the Wintergarden, Brisbane
1993 Highly commended Redcliff Art Prize (Painting) Brisbane
1992 Group exhibition “In Full Sunlight” (with Luke Roberts studio collective) Brisbane
1991 Artist in residence Moreton Rubber Works Woolloongabba Brisbane
1989 Group exhibition with Sebastian Di Mauro, Margaret Street Studios, Brisbane
1988 Group exhibition “In doubt” (Oxlades staff) West End Gallery Brisbane
1988 Graduate exhibition Cell Block Theatre, The National Art School - East Sydney
a poetic history 2016, single track video still, Burramattal, enacting my matriarchal heritage at the Parramatta Orphans Home c1814.